Earth Day Events in the DC Area

FROM THE GREEN CORNER

Do you have plans for EARTH DAY on April 22? There are many good events going on that help us appreciate our planet.

But did you know that the Anglican Communion recognizes a similar but much older celebration on April 25?  It is called ROGATION DAY, and the earliest ceremonies were believed to have been practiced in the British Isles in the 7th century when farmers asked the priest to bless their newly planted crops.

Even then, people understood the vital need of healthy soil and God’s blessing for abundance. Take time to  pray for the health of our planet during the upcoming week. Consider the many pressures upon our planet’s resources and how you can help.

Here are some ideas from Mercy2Earth, but you can work with your family to add your own!

Scroll down for more info on the many Earth Day events in the DC area this year. 

Upon the produce of the earth send a blessing, O Lord.
Guide us into a sustainable future,
and give us the will to share the fruits of the world.
We ask in faith:
we ask you to hear us, good Lord.

Useful resources

Coalition of Episcopal bishops issue statement in response to Trump’s executive order on climate change – Episcopal News Service

2017 Global Warming Fact Sheet – Faith Climate Action Week

Faith Climate Action Guide – Faith Climate Action Week

How to Call Congress – National Resources Defense

Earth Day 2017 Events

MARCH FOR SCIENCE – APRIL 22

  • There will be an Earth Day/Support for Science presence in Washington on April 22, and a Climate Change march on April 29.
  • For transportation to DC from Warrenton, you can go here or here

People’s Climate March – April 29